Zombie Cliche Lookout: Zombie Combat Strategy
They say that no plan survives contact with the enemy, and while that will probably hold true when it comes to combating zombies, the zeds do give you a couple of advantages. Zombies, after all, aren’t exactly known for thinking things through. They see potential food, they pursue potential food, and then they either catch the potential food, or they don’t. Rinse. Repeat. You’re not dealing with Rommel here.
That said, this single-mindedness can be an advantage. After all, how often do characters in zombie fiction completely underestimate the zombies, and then promptly get eaten? Lots, that’s how many. And, even when the zombies aren’t underestimated, they can still surprise people in a number of ways. My favorite is the zombie without working legs who goes unnoticed as it slowly crawls toward its victim.
About this Episode:
Stewart is only 16 years old. That’s a fact that came as a surprise to a lot of readers, and with good reason. After all, LEGO® minifigs come in basically two sizes: regular, and small. As a sixteen year-old, he shouldn’t have used the half-height legs (plus I hate that they aren’t articulated), so my options were pretty limited. Here, we’re seeing him without his hat, and I must say I’m not so sure of my hair choice anymore; I think it kind of makes him look older than he should be.
Discussion Question: Zombie Combat
Okay armchair generals, this one’s for you: what’s your sure-fire zombie combat strategy? Of course, this wouldn’t be fun if we didn’t set at least a few ground rules. After all, if you have thousands of troops in bite-proof armor, endless tanks, etc. it’s just not very interesting. So in this case, you’re on your own, and you only have access to improvised weapons. No guns.